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Sapphire Displays to See Major Step Forward With Lower Reflectivity

For several months leading up to the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, it was heavily speculated that the smartphones would be equipped with sapphire crystal displays. Those rumors failed to materialize, however, as Apple opted to continue using ion-strengthened Gorilla Glass for its …

Emerging Technology

Mysterious Apple Car Spotted Roaming Bay Area Streets

There have been multiple sightings of a mysterious van with a strange apparatus on its roof in Concord, CA and, according to <i>CBS</i> affiliate <i>KPIX 5</i>, the car is leased to Apple. Bay Area blog <i>Claycord</i> posted photos of the Dodge Caravan earlier today.<p>Photo via Claycord<p>One possible use for the car could be …

iOS Continues to Lead in Mobile Ad Revenue Despite Increasing Competition From Android

Apple continued to be the leader in mobile ad revenue by a significant margin in 2014, based on the latest insights from Opera Mediaworks (via <i>TechCrunch</i>). According to the report, iOS captured 51.67% of ad revenue and 27.18% of traffic during the fourth quarter to close out the year as the leader …

Mobile

Apple Media Event Rumored for Late February, Apple Watch and 12" MacBook Air Likely Topics [Updated]

Apple may be planning to hold a special event during the month of February, according to French Apple-focused website <i>iGen</i> [Google Translate] (via <i>iDownloadBlog</i>). The site's sources, which are often reliable, suggest that the event might take place during the last week of February, potentially on …

Samsung to Produce A9 Chips for Apple's Next-Generation Devices

Longtime Apple rival and supplier Samsung will be responsible for manufacturing the A9 chips for Apple's next-generation iPhone and iPad, <i>Re/code</i> confirmed today. Over the past several months, there's been a lot of confusion over whether Samsung or Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) …

IPad Air

14 Major U.S. Hospitals Now Using HealthKit as Apple Adds Health Industry Advisors

Fourteen major U.S. hospitals have rolled out their own trials of Apple's HealthKit tool, with the pilot program earning praise among doctors for its ease of use and advanced tracking of various health metrics, reports <i>Reuters</i>.<p>According to the news agency, eight hospitals trying out HealthKit are on …

Duke University

iPhone Keyboard Maker 'Typo' Ordered to Pay BlackBerry $860,000

Typo Products, a company that developed a BlackBerry-esque keyboard case for the iPhone, must pay BlackBerry $860,000 for continuing to sell its Typo case despite being ordered to cease sales in March.<p>The Typo keyboard was first announced in December of 2013 and was backed by media personality Ryan …

Contempt of Court

Apple Seeds First OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite Beta to Developers With Mac Photos App

Apple today seeded the first beta of OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite to developers, just over a week after releasing OS X 10.10.2 to the public. OS X 10.10.3 includes the much anticipated Photos app for Mac.<p>The new beta is available through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store and through the …

Apple, Tesla Fighting Over Top Employees

Apple and Tesla have been battling to recruit top talent from each other, according to a new report from <i>Bloomberg Business</i>. Tesla has hired at least 150 former Apple employees, more than they have from any other company.<p>The company has hired at least 150 former Apple employees, more than from any …

'ControlAir' App Brings Finger Gesture Controls to Mac

Earlier this week, gesture recognition technology company eyeSight introduced <i>ControlAir</i>, an app that uses a Mac's camera to read finger-based movements, allowing users to control various media applications without needing to physically interact with their computers.<p>The app, which is free to …

Apps

OS X 10.10.3 Beta Adds Support for Google 2-Step Verification on Internet Accounts

In addition to a new Photos app and emoji improvements, yesterday's developer release of the first OS X 10.10.3 beta also includes new direct support for Google's 2-Step Verification when setting up Google services in the Internet Accounts section of System Preferences.<p>2-Step Verification is an …

OS X

Snapchat Murders Facebook

The Verge Playlist: Future Jock Jams

Pump up the space jams<p>At some point on Sunday, if you’re watching the Super Bowl, you’ll hear a familiar sound. Not the sound of a referee making a bad call, or the sound of an abandoned hot dog falling to the floor, or the sound of half-drunk fans growling at other half-drunk fans. No, I'm talking …

Apple has beaten Samsung as ‘world’s largest smartphone vendor’, analysts claim

Technology News & Mobile Reviews, Gadgets & Gizmos in Video & Photo Reviews at BGR India. Get latest Gadgets & technology news on laptops, mobiles, …

The enormous Fitbit Surge is a runner's best friend

When the Fitbit Surge was unveiled late last year, the popular fitness tracking company wanted everyone to know that it was <i>not</i> a smartwatch. In fact, …

Jailbreak superstar Comex is working on a Cydia alternative

Since the very earliest days of jailbreaking, Cydia has been the go-to source for jailbreak-specific tweaks and apps. What makes tweaks work is the Cydia Substrate, low-level software written by Cydia founder Saurik that lets third-party programmers hook into the iOS operating system in ways not …

Motorola, Flipkart claim that they've sold 3 million Moto smartphones in India - Tech2

Within a year after Motorola's exclusive partnership with Flipkart in India, the company announced at an event held in New Delhi today, that it has …

India

Samsung Galaxy S6 expected to be launched by March-end; to be unveiled at MWC

As the Mobile World Congress (MWC) approaches closer, the news about Samsung's next flagship device - the Galaxy S6 - have started coming in. …

Gear & Gadgets

Amazon's Echo lets you control iTunes, Pandora and Spotify with your voice

If you accepted an invitation to buy Amazon's Echo speaker, you've noticed that the device didn't have a vast musical vocabulary at first -- you could tell it to play iHeartRadio or Prime Music tunes, and that's about it. You'll have a better time of things from now on, though. Amazon is rolling …

The Pirate Bay comes back weeks after a police raid

We're starting to wonder if it's nigh-on impossible to keep The Pirate Bay down. Just weeks after Swedish police raided the bootleg file site and knocked it offline, it's back -- <i>TorrentFreak</i> reports that almost everything is up and running once again, complete with a phoenix graphic (above) to …